Kris Allen Heads to Haiti, Kicks off IGB Thursday February 25 With A Performance, and a Fundraiser

Update: In this interview with Radio Alice 97.3, Kris talks about his trip to Haiti

Kris Allen

Kris Allen will be heading to Haiti on Friday. He’ll be back to perform and share his experiences on Idol, February 25.

Via an Idol press release:

AMERICAN IDOL’s Kris Allen will travel to Haiti with the United Nations Foundation to raise further awareness of the country’s continuing needs after last month’s earthquake. During the IDOL results show on Thursday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), Allen will perform and will share footage of his trip to raise awareness and funds that will benefit those in need via one of this year’s IDOL GIVES BACK beneficiaries, the UN Foundation.

During the show, viewers will be asked to support the efforts in Haiti by donating much-needed funds. Donations will be accepted online and via text-messaging, and proceeds will go to the IDOL GIVES BACK Foundation to help the UN Foundation and their work in Haiti.

“It is heartbreaking to see the devastation that Haiti is currently facing, ” said Allen. “I am truly honored to be traveling to Haiti to see the UN’s relief efforts firsthand and to help out in any way that I can.”

Speaking of IGB, Elliott Yamin and Kara DioGuardi are on their way to Angola as we speak. Elliott tweeted a photo today from the plane.

The Idol Gives Back special will air during the Top 7 results show, on April 21. The special music event will raise awareness and funds to benefit five charities, including Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation.

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